Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Mantle

My Valentine's mantle is complete. It really is appropriate for any time of the year. 
My theme comes straight from the Word:
 LOVE from the Father and his commandment for us to LOVE one Another.
 I added two new pieces since my last post. I had plans for a couple more too, and then I realized that Valentine's Day is less than a week away! I guess I'll work on those for next year.
 I created this little 5x7 "Oh How HE Loves us" canvas in only a couple of minutes!
 First I painted the canvas red. Add white vinyl letters and a ribbon around the edge. So simple!
What a great reminder for everyday, OH How HE Loves US!

My next project was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. 
I found all the supplies among my craft stuff! Yeah! I gathered some red buttons...
 Wrapped a 5 x 7 canvas in burlap (you know how I LOVE burlap!)
 Stapled around the edges (don't worry, I cover those staples!)
 Created a heart template so I'd get the basic shape when adhering my buttons.
 I used regular tacky glue for each button (no picture of that part-but you get the idea!)
And then I added ribbon around the edges using glue dots.
I love the combinations of textures and colors.
 Don't ever forget:
 John 13:34 "Love one another"
 Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. This is so cute! I love the "how He loves us sign!"

    I would love for you to share at my Valentine Link Party! A winner will be chosen and receive a mystery box from PYP! Hope to see you there!

  2. everything is just perfect. i love the ribbon added to the sides of the canvas... such a great finishing touch. thanks for sharing!

  3. I love your canvases. Thanks for the great ideas!

  4. Chessa- your mantle looks awesome. Love the vinyl letter canvas! Definitely words to remember all year long! And I have that button card pinned too! I had planned to make a shadowbox framed with the buttons but know I'm never going to get to it for this year...maybe next year! I love the burlap on that one too! TFS!

  5. I love the name of your blog... and your tagline. I can relate.

    I host a Home and Family Friday linky party. I'd love it if you'd link up your project.


  6. Your beautiful mantel is in the top 10 from the 14 days of love link party! Stop by and vote and send your friends ; )

  7. I just "stumbled" (don't believe in coincidences myself!) onto your blog and I must say that I LOVE your craftiness!!! I've already "pinned" several things and I LOVE your Valentine's Mantel and especially love your "Oh How He Loves Us" canvas. I mean I truly LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your craftiness!! And I'm now following you on Pinterest, too!! God Bless you!! :)

  8. Congratulations! Your Mantel won the 14 Days of Love Link Party Challenge!


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